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Washington State coach begins game on opponent’s bench

Ernie Kent

Washington State head coach Ernie Kent instructs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)


In September, during the Coaches vs. Cancer Gala in Spokane, Washington, there was a live auction, which included the chance to be Idaho’s honorary coach for a regular season during the 2016-17 season.

Washington State head coach Ernie Kent’s $2,000 bid more than tripled the next highest bid, according to the Spokesman Review.

On Wednesday night, during Washington State’s game against the Vandals, Kent sat next to his counterpart on the Idaho bench.

Kent returned to his side of the court following the game’s first possession.

Behind 16 points from Ike Iiroegbu, the Cougars defeated the Vandals, 61-48.